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U.S. Department of Agriculture

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  • Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define

    Food buyers lean toward 'natural,' a claim that's hard to define
    When you buy a box of crackers labeled "natural," do you just assume they're organic? Don't. When you choose an "all natural" chocolate syrup for your kids' ice cream, are you thinking it has less sugar? Read the label. But what about those "natural"...
  • Slaughterhouse owners indicted on charges of selling tainted beef

    The co-owners of a Petaluma, Calif., slaughterhouse behind a massive beef recall were indicted by a federal grand jury along with two of their employees on charges of knowingly distributing cattle with eye cancer and processing condemned carcasses....
  • There are many ways to save money on groceries without coupons

    Sure, there are some extreme couponers who manage to spend next to nothing at the grocery store. But you might not have the time it takes to be that sort of coupon pro -- or perhaps you wouldn't benefit from the effort because coupons usually aren't...
  • Slaughterhouse indicted for allegedly selling cancer-ridden beef

    Slaughterhouse indicted for allegedly selling cancer-ridden beef
    The co-owners of a Petaluma, Calif., slaughterhouse behind a massive beef recall were indicted by a federal grand jury along with two of their employees for knowingly distributing cattle with eye cancer and processing condemned carcasses. The...
  • A lot to like about pluots

     A lot to like about pluots
    Environmental Nutrition Pluots, relative newcomers to the spectacular lineup of summer fruits, are among the most tantalizing, yet difficult to identify because each of the many plum-apricot hybrids, from pluots and plumcots to apriums and apriplums,...
  • California saw 163 new wildfires last week, most sparked by lightning

    California saw 163 new wildfires last week, most sparked by lightning
    California firefighters responded to 163 new wildfires last week, most of them sparked by lightning in parched forest lands. The wildfires further stretched firefighting resources that have already been spread thin by fire activity across the state that...
  • Get details about controlling, managing Type 2 diabetes

    The University of Florida/Marion County Extension Service will present "Take Charge of Your Diabetes," a 9-part series about controlling and managing Type 2 diabetes in adults, at On Top of the World's Master the Possibilities Learning Education Center,...
  • Louisiana grocery workers plead guilty in $7 million food aid fraud

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Three workers at a Louisiana grocery store pleaded guilty this week to participating in a $7 million scheme to exchange food assistance benefits for cigarettes and cash, federal prosecutors said on Wednesday. The fraud scheme,...
  • Voluntown Library receives $34,278 grant toward expansion

    Voluntown Public Library is one step closer to its hoped-for expansion, thanks to a $34,278 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture announced Aug. 5. The Community Facility Grant from the USDA's Rural Development Fund will help finance a...
  • In CDC bird flu mix-up, U.S. agency cites sloppy science, failed reporting

    In CDC bird flu mix-up, U.S. agency cites sloppy science, failed reporting
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. government scientist working with bird flu rushed through lab procedures in order to get to a staff meeting, setting off what could have been a fatal mishap, health officials said on Friday. They said the U.S. Centers for...
  • Overseas puppy mills: A good new rule to stem a cruel business

    A tough new federal rule should help stem the import into the U.S. of dogs from overseas puppy mills. The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued the rule, which prohibits dogs being imported into the U.S. from foreign countries for resale unless they are...